Is your family headed to St. Petersburg, Florida, to enjoy some super time in the sun? Don’t forget to look into some indoor options, just in case the weather isn’t the best for beach activities, or you just want to have a change of pace. St. Petersburg offers many fun activities and attractions for families throughout the city, and one of our favorites here at Carl’s Van Rentals is the Great Explorations Children’s Museum.

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A Place for Creative Kids

Great Explorations Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization that’s designed to spur the imaginations of kids ages 10 and under. Kids will love the opportunities for creative play, educational exhibits, hands-on learning, and much more. In addition to great exhibits and activity areas, Great Explorations has regular programs and events. You’ll want to check out the Great Explorations Children’s Museum website for event info. This museum is so committed to helping kids learn through play, that they even have their own accredited preschool! 

Admission & Hours

Great Explorations Children’s Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays are available for reservation in two-hour increments starting at 9:00 AM. Note that Great Explorations is closed on major holidays, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admissions rates are as follows:

  • Kids under age 1: Free
  • Ages 1-54: $12 per person
  • Ages 55+: $11 per person

Note that you may qualify for special discounts, such as military, educators, AAA members, and so on. Ask whether these deals are available to you. The museum has a detailed COVID-19 plan and safety protocols in place to allow visitors to enjoy the museum right now. Ticket reservations are strongly encouraged.

Carl’s Will Get You There

The museum is located just north of Historic Uptown St. Petersburg, only about 30 minutes south of Carl’s Van Rentals’ Tampa location (that services the St. Pete area). For all your Florida travels, Carl’s can help you get to where you need to go. Our rental inventory includes minivans, passenger vans of many sizes, and more – great options for any family vacation. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact Carl’s today at (813) 872-7111.